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- adj. Small and cute; pretty in a delicate way; dainty.
- n. One of the court favourites of Henry III.
- n. A cute person; a pretty child.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. See 3d minion.
- transitive v. To flatter.
From French mignon, from Middle French mignon ("lover, darling, favourite"), from Old French mignot ("dainty, pleasing, gentle, kind"), from Frankish *minnjo ("love, friendship, affection, memory"), from Proto-Germanic *minþijō, *mindijō (“affectionate thought, care”), from Proto-Indo-European *men-, *mnā- (“to think”). Cognate with Old High German minnja ("love, care, affection, desire, memory"), Old Saxon minnea ("love"). More at mind. Compare also minion and Dutch minnen ("to love"). (Wiktionary)